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December 4th, 2009
BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Next American System
[CREDITS] Beyond the Motor City

writer, director, producer:
AARON WOOLF

host, narrator:
MILES O’BRIEN

editor:
BERNADINE COLISH

field producer:
JUSTINE SIMONSON

camera:
LLOYD HANDWERKER

original music:
NEIL CLEARY

associate producer:
KRISTINA CAFARELLA

production assistants:
TOM MCNAMARA
REUBEN SAVITS

assistant editors:
DAWN RIDER
SARA SHAW

steadicam operator:
KEVIN HEWITT

transcription:
ERIN CHAPMAN
TRANSCRIPT ASSOCIATES

assistant editors:
DAWN RIDER
SARAH SHAW

animation:
HUSH STUDIOS

graphics:
DAVID CHOMOWICZ

audio engineer:
JONATHAN BERMAN

sound edit & mix:
DOUG JOHNSON

online editor:
GARY VANDENBERGH

promos editor:
JAY SLOT

production management:
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN

legal:
ODELL NAILS

publicity:
KELLIE CASTRUITA SPECTER
ROBERTA LEE
JOE DEPLASCO

outreach:
CHRISTOPHER CZAJKA
EVA GLASER

additional materials:
ARCHIVES OF MICHIGAN
BENTLEY HISTORICAL LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
BIRMINGHAM HISTORICAL MUSEUM & PARK
BURTON HISTORICAL COLLECTION, DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY
THE DETROIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION
FOOTAGE & STILLS PROVIDED BY GETTY IMAGES
FORD MOTOR COMPANY ARCHIVES
GENERAL MOTORS MEDIA ARCHIVE
INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SNWEB.ORG PHOTOGRAPHY/SEAN DOERR
THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER LIBRARY

CONTROLLED DEMOLITION, INC.
CORBIS
DAN WILLIAMS, JR.
DARRYL A. SMITH
LEE GADDIES
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY COLLECTION, DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY
RENFE
ROBERT FISHMAN
STREAMLINE FILMS
UNION COLLEGE PERMANENT COLLECTION
WALTER P. REUTHER LIBRARY, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
WILLIAM L. CLEMENTS LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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special thanks:
KEIRA ALEXANDRA & TOBY BARLOW
DORIAN MOORE & MARK NIKITA
MEL’S SALON & ASSOCIATES
MITCH COPE & GINA REICHERT
PAUL SAVAGE & NEXTEK
JESUS GAMBOA & MIKE OLMOS
SARAH WILLIAMS-GOLDHAGEN
SHERLE SCHWENNINGER
MARC MAGLIARI
MICHAEL JOYCE
JOY CONLEY
JOSÉ JUÁREZ MARIN & SAN JOSE CONSTRUCTORA
SCOTT ALLEN-DAVIS & VANGUARD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
JAMES GRIFFIOEN
MISS LOIS
MEGAN OWEN & TRU
QUENTIN KOPP
GENE TACKETT
RYAN LONEY
LARRY GRANFIELD
MIKE LIND
JOHN MCCARTER
PETER SICHER
RUSSELL JORDAN
ADAN MARTÍN&
KINES PRODUCCIONES
RED DE PARQUES Y CLUSTERS
DE LA COMUNIDAD DE MADRID

for blueprint america
web producer:
TOM MCNAMARA

for blueprint america
associate producer:
SANDRINE MAGLOIRE-SLAZA

for blueprint america
supervising producer:
CYNDEE READDEAN

for blueprint america
senior consultant:
ED HERSH

for blueprint america
director of production
ANDY HALPER

senior producer:
EVA ANISKO

for WNET.ORG
executives in charge:
STEPHEN SEGALLER
NEAL SHAPIRO

executive producer:
KATHLEEN HUGHES

  • bob previdi

    This program for the first time gave me pause. I never considered the idea that Detroit might actually help us to tell the story about a nation – that was built around the development of urban centers – then abandon them – only to rediscover that it is hard to root, root, root for the home team – when the home team has lost its home town. Of course, we must bring these places we call cities back – or we will loose what America was suppose to be. Eventually, they will all come back. Without a sence of place and unique identity – we’ve had it. Nicely done.

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